As a paranormal romance author, there are so many paranormal beings I could have chosen for my books, I often get asked why I stuck with werewolves. In a genre where there are mermaids, Fae, Greek and Roman gods, demons, etc. it’s a valid question why I’d go with an oldie-but-goodie. My answer? I friggin’ love werewolves. But I should add the caveat that I mainly love weres that shift at will and maintain their mental faculties in both bodies. I’m not so much a fan of the mindless killing machines that can’t stop being what they are.
But with my shifters, what’s not to love? They’re stronger, faster and have keener senses than humans in both shapes and mine are generally really, really ridiculously good looking. Yes I just quoted Zoolander, deal with it. Wolves are graceful apex predators, and werewolves have being an Alpha male down to a T, and there’s nothing sexier than an Alpha male. Plus, having the added bonus of the shared mental connection between pack mates just makes being a were that much cooler. Who wouldn’t like a homing beacon in their head in case shit got real? And my love of weres doesn’t just include wolves, but shifters of all species: Lion, coyote, tiger and bear, oh my!
I suppose my infatuation with werewolves started at an early age, watching Silver Bullet and American Werewolf in London as a kid, but I think it goes deeper than that. It really boils down to the fact that I really wish I was one. How freakin’ cool would that be? The hightened senses would be neat, and the speed and strength, but I mainly would love to get all furry and run around. Maybe I have issues. Be that as it may, I’ve written my weres to be everything I want; Sexy, strong, loyal and they’re almost always the good guys. So I ask, what more could you want?
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